Currituck Animal Control rescues 61 dogs in Moyock

By on January 28, 2022

Bentwood Labradors owner charged in case

Currituck County

(Currituck County Government)

Currituck County Animal Services and Control rescued 61 dogs from inhumane living conditions today from a property in the community of Moyock. After responding to a report of stray dogs running loose on Robert Walker Rd., Animal Control officers discovered many dogs in outdoor kennels which were extremely unsanitary. Several of the dogs appeared to be in poor health.

A total of 47 adult dogs and 14 puppies were seized from Tim Warren, owner of Bentwood Labradors. Several dogs required immediate medical care and the group of dogs was taken to the Currituck County Animal Shelter.  Officers also discovered a deceased adult female dog in the kennel area with the other dogs.

Animal Services and Control has charged Tim Warren with 61 counts of failure to provide medical care, adequate food and water, and sanitary living conditions; 8 counts of violating the restraint ordinance; and 8 counts of nuisance. Warren was also charged with 1 count of failing to provide vet care that resulted in a death.

Animal Services and Control will provide an update on the dogs’ health, and of any made available for adoptions when that information is determined.

To find out how you can help, visit the Currituck Animal Shelter Facebook page.




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  • Sandman

    Wow… what scum bag.

    Friday, Jan 28 @ 9:07 pm
  • RAJ

    For start lock Tim Warren in one of his kennels for a week until the law figures out how to prosecute him.

    Saturday, Jan 29 @ 8:45 am
  • Joan mcminn

    Should shoot him on the spot I absolutely hate animal cruelty. There r hoarders in wanchese too and they raid that house yearly and confiscate the animals. These people have some serious mental issues

    Saturday, Jan 29 @ 9:32 am
  • Sandman

    I don’t know what the punishment is on the books for these offenses, but if all of these charges don’t carry a bit of actual jail time then there’s a problem with the system.

    Saturday, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am
  • Frank Moore

    Lock the SOB up

    Saturday, Jan 29 @ 10:41 am
  • Grandy

    The shelter stated on the phone that some dogs are in pretty bad shape. They will be available for adoption in a week, after a vet assesses their condition for the prosecution of Tim Warren. I can’t think of any defense for this. Tim Warren should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of NC law.

    The Chairman of the Currituck County Commissioners, Mike Payment is available to hear citizen concerns about this abuse. As well, the county shelter might need additional funding to process and place a dump of 61 animals.

    THANK YOU to the proactive neighbors, investigators and/or concerned citizens who changed the fate of these abused animals.

    Saturday, Jan 29 @ 2:29 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    The Voice is also posting an update from the Animal Shelter about how you can go about adopting a dog and send needed supplies.

    Saturday, Jan 29 @ 3:02 pm
  • Obxer

    Nothing less than felony. And I hope the judge says he can never own a animal again cause he shouldn’t. Those kennels look horrific I’d like to see him eating their poop

    Saturday, Jan 29 @ 9:21 pm
  • Margie tillett

    Man without a heart,check on his children.

    Sunday, Jan 30 @ 9:05 am
  • Gayle

    These people are not hoarders, they are money-hungry Backyard Breeders. Produce, produce, sell high, cash money, no declarations of income; all about free-money . . . there are hundreds of no-conscience people doing exactly this with no regulations or repercussion right here around us. People breeding mutts, calling them ‘designer dogs’, and selling them for thousands. People buying cheap purebreds, breeding them for the money, with no concern for conformation or the betterment of the breed, and selling them for thousands. And, let’s include the ‘flippers’; people that buy dogs cheap, adding hundreds of dollars, and reselling them. And, the people that invest in ‘look alike’ puppies and adults, only to sell them as purebreds or designer dogs, again for thousands. Turn your suspicions in. If authorities won’t listen, go public, make them investigate. IRS loves these income reports. Hit these so-called Breeers right where it has an immediate effect . . . in their pockets! Report, report, report! Make these Backyard Breeders face consequences!

    Sunday, Jan 30 @ 9:43 am